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First Radar Images Of 2012 DA14 – Watch It Spin!

NASA released the first radar images of 2012 DA14 made with the Deep Space Network’s 230-foot radio antenna at Goldstone during last Friday’s flyby. Astronomers used the dish to beam radio waves at the asteroid and “listened” to the echoes to create pictures of its shape and surface features. Bats use the sonic equivalent by…
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Further Thoughts On Fireballs, Asteroids And Coincidence

Asteroid 2012 DA14 has moved on, and the Russians are busy cleaning up the mess from yesterday’s fireball. Hopefully a few people are also busy looking for meteorites from the fall. The only meteorite-maybes I’ve seen photos of are the small, black rocks found around the perimeter of the hole in┬áChebarkul Lake, west of Chelybinsk.…
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Watch Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby LIVE On The Web

After this morning’s┬áRussian fireball, we’re all sitting on the edge of our seats, but the fireball and 2012 DA14 are unrelated asteroid fragments on very different paths. One made a beeline directly to Earth, the other will safely pass 17,150 miles away around 1:24 p.m. (CST) today. The latest estimates on the Russian meteoroid’s size…
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Go For A Virtual Asteroid Ride; Seismic Activity On 2012 DA14?

As asteroid 2012 DA14 silently flies toward Earth, how would you like to go along for the ride? Now you can, virtually speaking. NASA has created a simulated display that allows you to accompany the asteroid as it speeds toward the planet. Since the view refreshes every two minutes, you can watch the planet grow…
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Photo Of Incoming Space Rock 2012 DA14; Check Out A Cool Asteroid Widget

Congratulations to amateur astronomer Dave Herald of Murrumbateman, Australia! He snapped one of the first images of incoming asteroid 2012 DA14 this morning as it passed through the halo of the rich globular cluster 47 Tucanae. At the time, the 150-foot-long rock was 744,000 miles from Earth and a very dim magnitude 18.4. With Friday’s…
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